John Wallace (basketball)

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John Wallace
John Wallace Hurricane Sandy relief (cropped).jpg
Wallace participating in Hurricane Sandy relief in Rockaway, Queens
Personal information
Born (1974-02-09) February 9, 1974 (age 44)
Rochester, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolGreece Athena
(Rochester, New York)
CollegeSyracuse (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1996–2005
PositionSmall forward
Number44, 22
Career history
1996–1997New York Knicks
19971999Toronto Raptors
1999–2000New York Knicks
2000–2001Detroit Pistons
2001–2002Phoenix Suns
2002–2003Panionios
2003–2004Miami Heat
2005Snaidero Udine
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,091 (7.6 ppg)
Rebounds1,061 (2.8 rpg)
Assists281 (0.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John Gilbert Wallace (born February 9, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'8 forward played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in addition to stints in Greece and Italy.

He was selected with the 18th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.

A 1992 graduate of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, NY, Wallace led Syracuse University to the NCAA Men's College Basketball championship game during his senior season in 1996, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats. After his college graduation, Wallace played seven seasons in the NBA, with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat.

John Wallace is an Executive Board Member of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a 501c-3 charity based in Armonk, New York whose mission is to help children in need and in distress.

His son John Wallace Jr. also went to Greece Athena and played basketball.

Stats[edit]

Professional[edit]

Season Team GP MPG RPG APG PPG
1996-97 Knicks 68 11.6 2.3 0.5 4.8
1997-98 Raptors 82 28.8 4.5 1.3 14.0
1998-99 Raptors 48 16.9 3.6 1.0 8.6
1999-00 Knicks 60 13.3 2.3 0.4 6.5
2000-01 Pistons 40 13.2 2.1 0.6 5.9
2001-02 Suns 46 10.7 1.8 0.6 5.0
2003-04 Heat 37 9.9 1.6 0.4 4.3
Career 7 Seasons 381 16.1 2.8 0.7 7.6

College[edit]

Season College GP MPG RPG APG PPG
1992-93 Syracuse 29 29.8 7.6 1.3 11.1
1993-94 Syracuse 30 32.6 9.0 1.7 15.0
1994-95 Syracuse 30 33.0 8.2 2.6 16.8
1995-96 Syracuse 38 36.3 8.7 2.4 22.2
Career 4 Seasons 127 33.1 8.4 2.0 16.7

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